Expanding SNAP helped shield low-income children from some of the harm caused by economic upheaval when the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Children who suffer trauma are more likely to have mental health problems such as anxiety.
These tips can help children who are feeling anxious about the transition to school or going back after the holidays.
Anxiety symptoms vary from child to child, and by age. But there are some common signs to watch for.
There are opportunities for intervention in the education system to address gaps in psycho-social provision and support.
Understanding the impact of the digital environment on children’s mental health requires a balanced consideration of not only the potential risks, but also the benefits of the online world.
A rise in psychological distress among young Australians, compounded by COVID and difficulties in getting professional help, has added to the urgency of mental health education in schools.
It’s time for the UK government to rethink its strategy and focus on mental health.
Our study shows that for most young people, worrying about climate change appears to be constructive and not associated with general mental health difficulties.
The most important thing to avoid is intrusive, probing questioning straight away. The media and the public should also refrain from speculative, premature comment.
By integrating parents and other family members in therapy, young people will have more consistent support between the therapist’s office and their home.
Making the jump from year six to year seven can be stressful, which only adds to the anxiety children feel from the pandemic. Support from parents and teachers alike is vital
COVID has made the usual jitters about returning to school that much more intense. Parents can support their children by listening carefully and prioritising healthy habits
The mental health crisis occurring in tandem with COVID-19 has stressed resources and stretched service waitlists into years. There is an urgent need for prevention strategies, not just treatment.
The pandemic has seen more children experience mental health troubles. Modelling compassion and fostering self-esteem will help
Parents can take a page from psychological research on trauma and recovery to help kids struggling with pandemic life.
Multiplayer games can inspire creativity and sustain children’s friendships while sheltering at home
A new report offers data on mental health in young people.
Every child develops at a different pace so it can be difficult to know what’s normal.
Literacy researchers analyze cross-Canada favourite books for kindergarten to Grade 2 readers, and suggest great “gritty” reads that can help normalize conversations surrounding failure and growth.